A post-election reflection piece

Exhausted and emotionally drained, the election fatigue starts to set in around hour 46 of the post-election day process. Over these last four years, I’ve had plenty of practice adopting modern-day survival mechanisms in order to stay sane in the 24-hour news cycle. It has become second nature to temper innate emotions into learned adaptive behaviors — resentment into detachment and anger into resigned acceptance. These modern-day tactics have prepared me for the agonizing wait that transpired over the past 5 days of what seemed to be at the time, interminable vote…